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Jquerys are not working in IE 9 but works fine in other IE versions

Question: Jquerys are not working in IE 9 but works fine in other IE versions

We have website on which we have used various JQueries. We are facing rather unusual problem in IE 9.
For e.g-
When the page is loaded, on click of Jquery datepicker, calendar is not poped up, but when I press F12 and then refresh the page, the datepicker calendar is popup and I am able to select the date.
The problem resurfaces again if the browser is closed and open again.
We have this issue for datepicker, DataPagercontrol and phone masking Textboxs.
The Jquery version we are using is 1.8.9 which is then again updated to 1.12.1, but the problem still persists.
Please suggest.
Thanks in advance.

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Preferred Solution: Jquerys are not working in IE 9 but works fine in other IE versions

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I've been doing some online gaming (world of warcraft), and I kept getting these Error#131 issues. This would cause the game files to become corrupted and then I would have to repair, or reinstall. The WoW tech site says that chronic error #131 messages are either a Hard drive, Ram, or Motherboard issue.

Running the Windows Vista memory diagnostic tool has turned up some odd results, the initial test with a 1gb stick in slot #1 and a 1gb stick in slot #2 came back with errors. I then removed the ram from slot 2 and ran the test on slot 1 with 1 stick of ram.... no errors. I did the same with the other stick in slot errors. this lead me to believe that it was slot#2 giving me the issue so I moved the ram from slot 2 to slot 3, thus having 1gb of ram in slot 1 and 1gb of ram in slot 3. After a little while......error#131 appeared.

So I then tested both sticks in slots 1 and 3 together and came back with ram errors, I then tested both sticks in slot #1, and then again in slot #2 and both tests came back fine. Any ideas on what this issue could be? I know both sticks are the same brand, speed, totally identical.

Answer:Ram Works fine in single sticks, not working fine together :P

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I am having a really difficult problem at the moment...
I am an IT Tech and all our pc's work fine on the network AND Internet.
I have a clients laptop with me, it works perfectly on the network but NO internet what so ever. I done numerous virus scans, Malware removal etc but with no luck sorting the problem.

Also, if it helps, when I try to repair the wireless connection "Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the followng action cannot be completed: Disabling wireless adapter" also previously, same error message but something about the DNS when repairing the wireless connection. the drivers are up to date. Realtek RTL8187. I have configured it manually including the correct DNS.

Also if i try to disable programs to run on startup through msconfig while in the Administrator account it tells me i do not have administrative rights, even though the account does.

Need to get this sorted asap, without a format.

Here is an attached HJT log incase you need a look.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:39:39 PM, on 11/18/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\s... Read more

Answer:DSL not working, network works fine

moving to hjt forums.

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I have been using explorer vs 8 for internet work. Today it quit says there is an error and closes. However Safari will work ok. What am I missingDan

Answer:IE8 quit working but Safari works fine

do u mean ie8.i was having probs with ie8 as well it was saying connecting but would never connect so i went to google now i have no probs not sure what safari is but i think there is something wrong with ie8.dont know if that helps you any but alot of ppl seem to be having problems with ie8

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hi,i had my laptop repaired for overheating and cooling fan issues from a hp service center. since the repair my laptop's touchpad isn't working. after that i formatted the c-drive and installed fresh windows 7 home basic on my 64 bit laptop. i installed synaptics touchpad driver but touchpad isn't showing in device manager. i then connected a usb optical mouse which works fine and then mice & pointing devices is visible in device manager. when i disconnect the mouse, mice & pointing devices disappears from device manager. also in mouse settings there is no tab for touchpad. i also uninstalled the mouse driver and reinstalled synaptics touchpad driver but no use. is it due to hardware problem caused during repair? or is it a driver issue? the touchpad worked fine before repair and i used synaptics touchpad driver earlier. how can i solve this issue?

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I have a mid 2010 iMac 27" 3.2Ghz i3 4GB ram 1TB hard drive space ATI HD4870...

Running windows 7 x64 and OS X 10.6.6

I am using a wireless internet source from nearby, and the connection works great on OS X when I boot into windows the internet is completely un-responisive and when it does work its slower then glass (for those of you who don't know glass is technically a liquid)
I have no idea what the difference is...

Answer:Windows 7 internet not working...OS X works fine though

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Recently got some nostalgia and wanted to play AOE. I have the original, the expansion pack, and AOE2 age of kings.
The original AOE and the expansion installed, loads, and runs flawlessly, I didn't have to do anything special.

AOE2 however is giving me trouble.
I click to launch the game, the disc whirs in the drive, and then stops. No load screen, no error messages, nothing.

What I've tried-
Running it in every compatibility mode option there is, as an administrator, tried changing color resolution, tried a clean boot startup, nothing has produced any change.

What's going on here?
It's frustrating that the original works fine, yet this one does not.
I understand it's available on steam, but I own the discs, I don't want to pay $20 for something I already own.


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Firefox 3.02 stopped working. I upgraded to 3.03, then tried a clean reinstall, then tried going back to Firefox 2. Tried running Firefox in Safe Mode. Also disabled Norton, and Windows Firewall. Also tried uninstalling Windows SP3. Nothing worked! IE and Outlook Express work fine. Before this happened I uninstalled the free Norton Corporate Edition which came with my new computer and installed my university's Symantec Antivirus I read somewhere that Norton uninstall can cause this problem, but don't know what to do.

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I have an Ideapad U330 that will not get online using ethernet in windows. Before you ask, no it isnt my router. When I use an Ubuntu bootable disk, the ethernet works fine and I can surf the web without issue. I reformatted and installed windows 7 x86 (It had windows XP previously and the ethernet didnt work there either), installed all the drivers, and updated the BIOS, the ethernet still does not work while the wireless works fine. I thought this was a hardware issue until the ethernet worked with no issue in Ubuntu.


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Answer:U330 Ethernet not working, wireless works fine

@ scstatus
possible driver issue.try these ones:
windows 7 32 bit :
windows 7 64 bit :
please, post back the results.

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When i plug in my memory stick at home and click on computer and on removable disk, it doesnt want to show me my files. The program quits responding and I have to take out my memory stick. Sometimes, it will show me my files but it won't let me access them. It will take forever to act like its loading and then it won't and "Computer" says it is not responding. Is it my device? I bought it Windows Vista compatible. I dont understand why I cant get to my files. After removing the stick so my computer will go back to being responsive, the program "My computer" will not recognize the device again. I have tried all my USB ports, they do the same thing. I have restarted my computer and it does the same thing. I need help!!!

>>>To Blind Dragon. I have no pop ups. I also use Norton Firewall Security.

>>>To jobeard, Windows Vista fails to uninstall USB devices on my computer. Also, when the program "My computer" freezes up, u cant do anything unless u remove the USB first bc it glitches the computer.

Answer:My USB isnt working with my laptop, but at school it works fine...

Obviously its not the device. It has something to do with your computer.

When you plug in the device just let it sit for a minute, vista should go and get the proper drivers/firmware for the device.

Watch you tray in the bottom right hand side of the screen. Does a box pop up when you plug in the device.

Do you have a firewall installed if so which one?

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I have a HP 15-d005tu laptop. The keyboard has suddenly stopped working when I connect to Wifi, but starts working when the airplane mode is turned on. When I connect to wifi I have to use the on-screen keyboard which really slows my work. Please help.

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Tonight there was a lightning storm, I can't imagine how that could have had this effect, but I can't ignore the timing either. IE and Firefox just flat out quit loading anything

The address is not valid

Most likely causes:
There might be a typing error in the address.
If you clicked on a link, it may be out of date.

What you can try:
Retype the address.

Go back to the previous page.

But AOL explorer alone works beautifully......Though runs of speed tests are showing a shakey download/upload stream, although I'm still getting 8 megs/1 meg, and again IE and Firefox just flat won't work.

HELP please? Anyone?

Answer:IE just flat stopped working, but AOL explorer works fine

Have you tried a system restore to an earlier date?

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I cannot access the internet through EI or Firefox on our home computer that is running Vista.Ofcourse my laptop running XP works fine. I have tried a number of fixes from different forums and so far nothing has worked. I'm working off the same wireless network for both, I have had the Vista computer for about a year, and the internet as worked relatively well until about two days ago. The problem existed before I installed SP1 and has persisted after the install.

Can somone work with me on this to figure out what the problem is? Thanks.

Answer:Internet quit working w/ Vista OS works fine w/ XP OS

Hi -

Please follow the instructions found HERE - but you will have to copy AutoRuns and the batch file over to the Vista PC.

Attach all to post.

Regards. . .



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I need help on my pc's front sounds socket, the back works fine with sounds and mic. Im using realteck sound driver and its all set that the front and back sounds is supposed to be working but the front cannot detect anything.

Answer:Front sounds sockets are not working, back works fine

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So it just happens 100% random out of no where and I get this error:

(note i ripped this image off google but this is the exact thing that happens)
so I found TWO temporary fixes.

One: unplug router / modem for 10 sec and replug

Two: Go to the network settings and disable the ethernet (note I am connected via ethernet cable, 100% wired)
disable it

Enable it BUT i have to enable it about 30 times before it enables.

When it's enabling, it doesn't enable, it shows the message that it's enabling and I refresh the background and it's still disabled. I have to keep enabling until it randomly works (if anyone knows why I have to keep enabling it 30 times for it to actually enable please let me know)
why does my internet randomly stop on my PC? it works fine on other devices while its not working on my PC and it takes forever to enable the ethernet after i disable it.

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Hello, I am new here. I have an HP Pavilion entertainment laptop. Everything was functioning just fine. Then, windows update happened. It was a critical update that cannot be undone. I performed the update. Immediately after all of the preinstaled HP software quit working. I fought and fought and I have most of it working again but all of it is very buggy and crashes a lot. HP Help and support and HP health no longer work. I had to install the vista versions and I run them in compatibility mode. They still don't work rite. Another critical update was released and then my internet port on the side stopped working. My laptop cannot connect to the internet through it but will via wireless. In the hardware manager my internet card shows up as the driver failing to load. It is Realtek PCB family controller. Uninstalls and re installs don't work. I even used a registry cleaner (registry first aid) to uninstall it so as to remove all the registry keys. Letting windows try to install the driver fails as does letting the realtek software try. Also, every reinstall just adds a number to the end of it. I am on Realtek (3) now. I need to get this driver to work but it will not. I am not seeing a whole lot about it so I guess this isn't a common problem. Everything else I have works fine so far as I can tell. I also tried using the file browser to hunt down all things realtek related and delete them. Windows just gives me the new hardware box, puts back what I del... Read more

Answer:Wired internet jack not working but wireless works just fine

Run Windows System Restore - choose a restore point prior to the installation of the Windows Update you mentioned -
START | type rstrui

What is the exact model number of the HP laptop - look on the label on the bottom.

Registry cleaners are unnecessary and can cause registry damage -

Regards. . .



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So this happened before. I bring my computer over to a friends house for a couple days, then when bringing it back to my house and hooking it back up the mic does not want to work with skype or any program that records.

Had this happen last week then it just fixed itself. As of right now everything is plugged in the right spot, all the checks and green bars move when i talk into it in the windows settings. Even when I go to monitor mic option i can hear fine, it is working.

Just for some reason it is not working with any chat program. It is not working in skype, steam, and windows recording. WTF is going on here

Answer:Mic stopped working with programs, works fine with monitor check?!

Check that the device the mic is currently plugged into is set as the default device:

The level indicator and monitoring functions will still work for non default devices, but only the default device will be used with applications (unless the applications themselves have the option to override this).

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I have a networked computer that is experiencing the following issues:
1. Logmein traffic works perfectly, is it super fast and I have no issues.
2. Internet will not load, or loads impossibly slowly.
3. Dropbox does not load beyond 1KBs and then will drop out
4. Updates will not work/download
5. Downloads/ftp traffic fail

What I have tried.
1. switching ports it is plugged into on the router, to a port that another (perfectly working) computer is plugged into.
2. Changing IP address
3. Running the norton removal tool
4. Logging in under a different account
5. removing the hosts file
6. Setting IP to dynamic

I have had no luck beyond that...any ideas? I am a CCNA here and this is simply driving me NUTS lol



Answer:Internet, ftp, dropbox and updates not working but logmein works fine.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

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Hello,My name is Vladan and I have had a problem occur yesterday. My internet stopped working.I immediately tried my phone's wireless connection and saw that it was working fine, so I tried laptop wireless and it too was working. When I plug in my network cable it stops working.My ethernet internet connection status shows that Ipv4 and Ipv6 have "no internet accsess". It's not just my laptop's wired internet that stopped working, it's the whole network I have in my apartment consisting of two more computers who also lost their wired-ethernet internet accsess. I suspect something is wrong with my router since it relays my internet but wireless works fine so I'm stumped. When I plug in my cable it shows limited connectivity.I have tried ipconfig /release - /renew, I have tried netsh winsock reset and netsh int ip reset log.txt I have tried (netsh winsock reset catalog), also I tried (netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log) and it said the following ::::::Resetting Interface, OK!Resetting Neighbor, OK!Resetting Path, OK!Resetting , failed.Accsess is denied.Resetting, OK!Restart the computer to complete this action.::::I don't know what is this "failed and accsess is denied" but it might be the problem.I have rebooted my router several times but also with no results. I have checked DHCP settings for both router and laptop adapter and it all checks out. I have check IP filtering and MAC filtering on router and it all looks fine. I use no f... Read more

Answer:Network troubleshoot - Ethernet (wired) stopped working, Wireless works fine.

Did your ISP give you this router such as your leasing it etc? If so contact them for a replacement.If you own this router then I'd try factory reset button to set it back to factory default. If that doesn't cure this then buy a new router. They are pretty cheap these days.Your router could have been hacked, the access denied is strange!

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I have searched for this problem and can't find it anywhere. Every few minutes my IBM Access Connections keeps shutting down, then restarting all by itself. I usually don't have to do anything to restart it, but once in a while it takes too long to restart, so I reconnect manually. I don't know if it makes any difference, but it didn't happen until I downloaded Google Chrome. I've installed Service Pack 3, but no change. And while I'm at it, my laptop will no longer restart when I click "restart". It just powers off. Anyhelp would be appreciated. My computer model:R51 2883-ARU Message Edited by jnwest on 09-07-2008 12:52 PMMessage Edited by jnwest on 09-07-2008 12:52 PMMessage Edited by jnwest on 09-07-2008 12:53 PM


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Answer:R51 Wireless keeps turning off and back on. Internet signal fine - 2nd computer works fine.

Hello, that´s a strange behavoir. It seems that google chrome had problems with AC and interferred with it.I would suggest uninstall and then install google chrome. See if AC is functioning as designed when google is uninstalled. Or try to download the newest verson of AC from driver page of Lenovo.Look at the link supports&downloads, on the very top of this page! greetsAndreas    

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Probably this is something simple in IE7 options/settings but I failed to figure it out.

This is happening on my desktop (am writing this on my laptop). It's failing to connect, with the exception being "secure" sites - https://....

Email is working fine.


PS this happened after we did Microsoft livecare free scan and implemented corrective actions (malware/virus deletions); it then prompted us to reboot, then indicated new Windows updates to install, and then it prompted us to re-install IE7

Answer:Solved: IE7 fails to connect to sites with http, works in https; email works fine

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Hi guys,

I am having this problem since couple of days, my wireless internet connection is working fine i can go in my messenger but i cant browse any websites at all in normal mode.. i tried piniging these websites it comes back fail. but it works totally fine in safe mode, pls pls help me out as I have to study for my exams.

Thanks guys

Answer:My internet not working on normal mode but works fine in safe mode PLS HELP

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 I have a Lenovo G560 laptop. Had this problem once before and computer tech fixed problem, but moved cities. Worked fine but recently had a windows update. Now when I press the right shift key and c nothing happens. Left shift and c displays a capital c. How do I restore the right shift c ?

Answer:Right shift and c not working, Left shift and c works fine for a capital c

hi richiestac,
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
Just to verify, have you considered doing a System Restore to fix the issue and also to isolate if the Windows Update that got installed is the one that messed up the functionality of the Right Shift key ?
If doing a System Restore isn't an option, you could try the following:
1. Ensure you're using an English keyboard layout (see this guide)
2. Boot the machine in Safe Mode and observe the functionality of the Right Shift key
   - If the Right Shift key works then there's most likely an application in the background that's remapping the key. Perform a clean boot and observe the functionality in normal mode.
 - if the Right Shift keys still doesn't work on Safe Mode, install Passmark's Keyboatd Test Software to check if the Right Shift key is physically registering.while being pressed. If the key registers but turns off when it's held down then it's most likely a defect on the Right Shift key and a replacement key or keyboard might be necessary.
Let me know how it goes.

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Hi, after a long time I came back, settled in Toronto I found myself in need of superior assistance from the pros.

Not my laptop but a friends, by chance during lunch he mentions his webcam doesn't work anymore which surprised me cause I had to hold onto his laptop for 3 weeks while he was out of Canada, in any case I take a look and yes, webcam shows in use by another application, yet the webcam looks off and even skype is off, so instinct kicks and AV is not working, Win updates won't connect nor MB will update...tried to run Kas online...install closes by itself, and so it happens with every other malware detection program I tried, so I tell him to don't use it while I come back the next day and take it home, he managed to install and run some programs after googling around, in any case I have the laptop with me and so I decided to get help.

Here are the Logs:


DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17420 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Run by Pete at 1:08:00 on 2014-11-28
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DockLogin.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\Foxit Cloud\FCUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\LMS\LMS.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\sftservice.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\TOASTER.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Data... Read more

Answer:Webcam shows in use, no AV install works, on Win7 updates, inet works "fine"...

I forgot to mention, Gmer crashed several times and I had to run it with Sections and C: only, and the title says "on Win7 updates" is "no win7 updates", I can't update the OS

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Hi, I'm using Vista Ultimate. I can't browse my previous restore files. All services are as should be and I can browse using shadow explorer. I don't know what is going on. Can someone help me?


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From Mozilla...They say...QuoteFirefox 3.6.28 and Firefox 12 are the last versions of Firefox that will work with the original version of Windows XP and Windows XP Service Pack 1. They won't be updated with security and stability fixes. To keep your computer and personal information safe, we recommend that you upgrade for free to Windows XP Service Pack 3 and install the latest Firefox. This article goes over your upgrade options. But the article is not dated.Another solution is use Opera instead.

Answer:Firefox no longer works with some versions of Windows XP

Quote from: Geek-9pm on March 05, 2015, 11:44:36 PMFrom Mozilla...They say...But the article is not dated.Another solution is use Opera goes back to April of 2012:*/

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From Mozilla...They say...QuoteFirefox 3.6.28 and Firefox 12 are the last versions of Firefox that will work with the original version of Windows XP and Windows XP Service Pack 1. They won't be updated with security and stability fixes. To keep your computer and personal information safe, we recommend that you upgrade for free to Windows XP Service Pack 3 and install the latest Firefox. This article goes over your upgrade options. But the article is not dated.Another solution is use Opera instead.

Answer:Firefox no longer works with some versions of Windows XP

Quote from: Geek-9pm on March 05, 2015, 11:44:36 PMFrom Mozilla...They say...But the article is not dated.Another solution is use Opera goes back to April of 2012:*/

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When my boot screen comes up I have the following choices:
Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-31.9)
Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-31.9.smp)
Red Hat Linux (2.4.2-9.smp)
Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8)
XP Pro

I only had the bottom 3 until I FINALLY (see stickied thread at top) got Linux running. Then I downloaded a ton of updates and the other 2 appeared. X is only able to start when I click the bottom Linux choice. I get an error on the others:
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): ***Aborting***
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

I am now able to get into Linux and was wondering how to fix this problem. Which version is best to use? What is Linux-up? Thanks!

Answer:Multiple redhat versions in GRUB - only 1 works

You need to use the most recent one which in this case is 2.4.20-31.9. I can't say if you need to use the SMP one or not as I don't really know what the state of Hyperthreading in Linux is. Once you boot & get all the error messages, just go to a command prompt (CTRL+ALT+F1 for example), login as root then type :

/sbin/init 3

Then reinstall the nVidia driver & once it is reinstalled, type :

/sbin/init 5

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Yoga 2-11 Yesterday the CTRL-C, CTRL-X, and ALT-CTRL-DEL functions stopped working; strangely CTRL-V works fine. It's very difficult to get the @  and ? symbols to appear, but capital letters using the same Shift key are fine. Also, when I would type, several of the same letter would appear, and when pressing the space bar several spaces would appear. I fixed this issue by adjusting my keyboard settings by setting the repeat rating to the slowest setting. I've used device manager to uninstall the keyboard, also updated drivers, etc, but nothing seems to fix things. Using Windows Key R and OSK to display the onscreen keyboard, and using my physical keyboard for input confirms that the Shift and CTRL keys work. One thing that I noticed: when I touch the CTRL key a round onscreen circle appears and gets smaller and disappears; this is also true for CTRL-X and CTRL-C, but when using CTRL-V the circle does not appear.   

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Yoga 2-11 Yesterday the CTRL-C, CTRL-X, and ALT-CTRL-DEL functions stopped working; strangely CTRL-V works fine. It's very difficult to get the @  and ? symbols to appear, but capital letters using the same Shift key are fine. Also, when I would type, several of the same letter would appear, and when pressing the space bar several spaces would appear. I fixed this issue by adjusting my keyboard settings by setting the repeat rating to the slowest setting. I've used device manager to uninstall the keyboard, also updated drivers, etc, but nothing seems to fix things. Using Windows Key R and OSK to display the onscreen keyboard, and using my physical keyboard for input confirms that the Shift and CTRL keys work. One thing that I noticed: when I touch the CTRL key a round onscreen circle appears and gets smaller and disappears; this is also true for CTRL-X and CTRL-C, but when using CTRL-V the circle does not appear.   

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Hello my dear friends

I would like to know if Windows 2008 Server licensing works like the previous versions.
I remember when installing Windows 2003 Server you could select by device or by user (something like that) and since it came with 5 CAL, even if you had 7 or 8 computers (Windows XP Pro) it would work.

I was wondering if it will still work like that with Windows 2008 Server.

Reason i'm asking is because we do not have the sufficient budget to buy all the licenses upfront so we would like to work right now with the builtin 5 CAL of Windows 2008 Server even thou we will have more than 5 client computers in the new domain that is going to be setup.

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I am working on a machine that will go on-line without problem using AOL 9.0 (which I hate), but will not function using IE I just get Cannot find server:

The page cannot be displayed
The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings.


Please try the following:

Click the Refresh button, or try again later.

If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly.

To check your connection settings, click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options. On the Connections tab, click Settings. The settings should match those provided by your local area network (LAN) administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).
If your Network Administrator has enabled it, Microsoft Windows can examine your network and automatically discover network connection settings.
If you would like Windows to try and discover them,
click Detect Network Settings
Some sites require 128-bit connection security. Click the Help menu and then click About Internet Explorer to determine what strength security you have installed.
If you are trying to reach a secure site, make sure your Security settings can support it. Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options. On the Advanced tab, scroll to the Security section and check settings for SSL 2.0, SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, PCT 1.... Read more

Answer:IE only gets DNS; AOL works fine

Problem solved, I ran Spybot and fixed what it found, now everything is working again.

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Hi, My Lenovo AC adapter stopped working so i took it to a repair shop to find no voltage was going through it and that i needed a new one. Lenovo send out a new one and this does not work either but when i try a spare toshiba adapter from an old laptop it works just fine.  Im starting to think its a faulty battery, ive tried updating the software for the batterys and everything is up to date so im really lost on what it could be. Any help would be appreciated as ive not seen any other posts on this problem.

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Hey all. First time poster, long time lurker!

Ive had my i5 rig running on XP pro for a bit and then decided to upgrade to win7 Ultimate. installed 32bit fine, decided to go to 64bit. Install gets all the way through then reboots (which im told will happen). once its rebooted, install gets about 80% of the way through and says 'Windows 7 cannot configure your hardware to complete the install' or something of the like. what gives?!

ps- the 64 bit install was on recently formatted drive!

Computer specs:

Intel i5 760
Asus P7P55D mobo
Asus EAH4650 1GB VGA
2 x 2GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 RAM
1 x WD Caviar Black 500GB HDD (Install drive)

help! please!!

Answer:32-bit works fine, cant install 64-bit?

First thing I would suggest is that you remove all non essential external hardware, (usb drives Etc), if present.

One other trick that has worked (more with vista than win7) is to remove one of your memory sticks for the install

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4gb ram bsod on startup or a few minutes later.

I tried every combination slots and sticks have no problems.
(2 slots, 2x 2gb sticks)

---Additionally, in the little time i had on 4gb ram boot i saw that only 2,94 gb memory is usable.

Is Windows 7 . . .
- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?


- the original installed OS on the system?


- an OEM or full retail version?

original equipment man.? Not done my me, but I had it done 3-4 times.

- What is the age of system (hardware)?

Not sure what this means. But motherboard of mine is quite old

- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?)

XP x86 to win 7 x86 to win 7 x64

Apologies for the bad English. I tried my best.
PS: Lack of grasp in your language may have made me look inexperienced,
but I'll probably understand what you will say.

Answer:BSOD 4gb ram - Works fine with 2gb

Reposting because of opera had problem uploading file for some reason.

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I have a MSI-875P neo motherboard with 512MB PC3200 DDR400 made by Infinion. I also have an ATI Radeon 9600 Pro card, and 3 Ghz prescott chip. My problem is that I cant see anything on the Monitor. POST comes on fine but I cant see anything. I know the Monitor works because ive used it with another computer. I have no Idea if my video card is working or if I have the wrong memory installed. I tried my old video card which is a Nvidia GeForce2 MX400 and I get the same result. Maybe it is not compatible with the two other motherboards. I also have a New ECS 848-P motherboard and when I try switching the motherboards I get the same result. I know the CPU works because it is brand new too. Most of these things were bought because of this problem. By the time I'll fix this problem I will probably have enough spare parts for another computer. I need help.

Answer:Monitor Works fine but cant see anything

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Hi everyone,

My current configuration is:

Athlon XP 1800+
512 MB
HD 80GB Hitachi
Asus CD-RW
Windows XP

I changed the power supply for a new 350W one and it works fine, but I haven't been able to boot the system yet.
If I connect everything up the only thing that will turn on is the fan of the processor and the power supply itself, but neither the HD or the CD-RW will.
But if I disconnect the data cable from the motherboard both components will turn on.
The HD is set as master and the CD-RW is slave, and they are plugged with the same data cable and same power chord.
I tried another power supply and everything works fine, but using that one on that computer is not an option.
I googled a couple of things like "change power supply" but none of them worked out.

Thanks very much in advance

Answer:PSU works fine, but HD and CD-RW don't power up


The problem is only with the one PS? Things work fine when you replace it?

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i know i'm completely new here but I'm having some issues with my system. i recently got some new parts to rebuild my system, trying to stay on the cheap side and watch my budget. im not a hardcore gamer but i do play some fairly new titles. what i've bought so far: ath. xp2700+, 1gb (2x512) ddr400, radeon 9600pro 256mb agp8x, and a board which is the only part i have not recieved yet.

yesterday I put my cpu, video, and ram on my dads board just to check things out. everything worked fine. installed the video drivers, etc. installed a couple games, farcry being one, and tested a few things. all was good. well my dad wanted his pc back . so i took all my parts out and put his back in, (keep in mind i use a wrist grounder or whatever you wanna call it). later on that night I redid the same thing again. i put my parts in, turned it on, did a few things here and there and the thing freezes on me. i had done everything exactly as before. i restart and this time the windows log in screen doesnt show up but just shows a black screen with a mouse pointer. after a couple more attempts i finally get into windows. i do a few things here and there, try to play a game again and it continues to freeze. now it works for around 5-10 minutes and freezes.

also the fsb is 333 which the mobo supports.

the only thing that concerns me is the board specs say it supports ddr ram up to 2700... but i'm using ddr 3200... it worked great the first time... Read more

Answer:it works fine... for 5 minutes!

You didn't say if you cleaned off the old thermal compound and reapplied fresh Arctic Silver. I'm talking about the CPU to heatsink contact surfaces.

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I have 2 hdds. One hdd with win xp sp3 and everything works great. Second win7, it worked fine for 1-2 years now. I formated and reinstalled win 7, and problem begin. Just started to restart every single time when I boot win7. Sometimes it's on loading, sometimes just in installing of something, randomly I guess. I performed a series of clean installation of win7, 32 and 64 bit, still problem is there. Disabled 1 hdd, still nothing. I tried everything and read everything, done every possible thing with hardware, still nothing.I went in event viewer, and normally this one:
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Event ID: 41
Level: Critical
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

Clean install and it restart just at Loading windows, so no drivers and nothing installed yet. This problem just occur suddenly, without any changes or whatsoever on my pc. Just re installing the windows. And once again win xp works normal.
I already did memtest, update bios, enable speedstep, replaced RAM, tens of clean installations and same thing..

Asrock G31M-S
Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz
GeForce GT 640
RAM DDR2 G.skill 2gb (I bought this new one, I replaced kingmax didn't work either)
Codegen 400w psu
hdd 1:Hitachi HD 160gb
hdd 2:Maxtor 80gb

It's an older pc, but it works for my needs.

sry ... Read more

Answer:XP works fine WIN 7 reboots

You can run diagnostics on the hard drive by downloading Seatools and making a bootable disc. Do the short and long test.

If either test fails, the drive needs to be replaced.

See this for how to make a bootable cd:

How to Burn a Bootable ISO File

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System Configuration
P3 866Mhz,
Intel 810e (or 815) Chipset
40GB Hard Disk
1 Samsung CDROM drive - 52X
1 combo drive(cd writer + DVD)

Till recently I was running Windows 98 SE plus Windows XP Professional.
Recently I needed to install Linux on my system so I removed all partions from my 40GB hard disk and created new partitions for windows leaving around 6GB unformatted for Linux.
After formatting the windows partitions, I installed XP Prof. from the bootable cd.
Next I installed Mandrake Linux 9 on the system.
Things worked fine for a day or so after which Windows started hanging and restarting unexpectedly and with increasing frequency.
Amazingly, this restarting problem occurred in Linux too..
Doubting the installation, I repartitioned, reformatted, reinstalled XP from various installation cds but to no avail. The restarting problem still exists.
Now I have installed Windows 98 SE where there is NO problem of restarting.
Again, if I try to install XP as an upgrade to 98, either the setup itself hangs/restarts or if I am able to complete the setup ,XP continues to restart and hang randomly..

I think I have checked the RAM to be in place and not loose.
Besides, the CPU fan has been unmounted and cleant of all dust..
But this has not helped the situation.

Incidentally, I discovered, that the grounding of the PC plug point was not working properly and I was getting current on various parts of the CPU cabinet.
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Answer:xp keeps restarting but 98 works fine

Any chance of substituting another power supply?

It's possible Win98 is starting ok, just due to putting less of a load on the PSU -- although I would expect that to be true of linux as well...

You might have had some damage there due to the bad grounding or excess current drawn.

And you certainly could have damaged motherboard components as well -- have a look for swollen, charred or leaking capacitors for one ....

I really think this may belong in the Hardware forum, as I probably won't have much else to say. If you want me to move it, just say so.

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Hi guys, I connect to my router using a Netgear WG111v3 USB adapter with WPA security. It works fine for about 5-10 minutes then websites won't load anymore. I am using Vista so I can't use my onboard network card because Vista doesn't support WPA
I can ping websites still which makes me wonder where the problem lies. For example I can go on google fine, then later I can't connect again but I can still ping it. That goes for all other websites even if I haven't gone on them that boot. Anyone got any ideas what is going wrong? Because it makes no logical sense for this to be happening. Thanks.

Answer:Internet works fine, then

So later you can still ping google, but it will not let you view google using your browser?

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I go in to Skype, Yahoo or MSN, it then freezes and eventually I have to reboot the PC just for it to work.I have DSL, boardband 56K (I think)help please

Answer:My webcam works fine, until

also wont play any vidios either, but do.

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When I start my computer, it freezes when windows is starting, the when I reboot it goes fine, I type my ID/pass then everything goes ok for about 2-3 mins when it freezes.
The funny thing is that if I immediately play an mp3 with winamp and keep it, it never freezes..!!! so thats what I am doing to prevent from freezing.

What is the problem ??
I am sure it is a hardware problem.. it freezes with XP, 2000 as well as 2003. Surely the key to solve this problem is that it never freezes when an mp3 is playing !!

any clue ?
thanks guys !

Answer:PC freezes, but works fine with mp3 on !!!

can u believe i had the same problem walid97.
but it was last year and i don't remember what i did to fix it, sorry.
if i remember i'll post it.

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Hi there

W10 ==> Utorrent works 100% OK for those interested in that sort of thing -- I'd recommend using TOR though to access your favourite site(s) -- might be slower but is unblocked everywhere and you are anonymous to ISP statistic collections and other "prying eyes".


Answer:Utorrent works fine in W10

Well that is a relief Jimbo

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Hi, about a week ago my HD crashed and i sent it in for the warranty so it's still gone.But in the mean time i got another HD and decided to install windows today but the cd didn't want to boot.The cd works fine because it was used only a month ago on the other drive.The bios detects the cd rom and the new HD.When i insert the cd the bios posts the the white "_" with the black screen just blinks.When i mess with the bios sometimes i get no op sys found once i got the pxe-e61 error,i never got the hd failure or cd rom failure mostly just the blinking screen.I never got the press any key to continue either.My computer is an acer 5672. Thanks.

Answer:Cannot boot from cd but everything works fine.

What is the boot order set to?

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My new ASUS motherboard arrived this morning. removed and installed the new motherboard and booted up for the first time POST was successful which is a blessing for any system builder. Although, it was lacking the proverbial BEEP. So I am thinking, it must be the internal speaker, maybe I put the connectors backwards. checked all the cables and they are all connected and present.

Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z 990FX
Processor: AMD FX Series 8150 3.61Ghz
CPU Cooler: Hydro Series™ H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
RAM: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz
SSD: OCZ Agility 120GB X3 SATA III
HDD1 Gamr Drive only
HDD2 Backups
Soundcard: Creative SB Recon 3D Champion
OS: Windows 8 Pro

No problem because I have across this before, so I updated the BIOS to the latest stable version. to my surprise this didn't resolve the issue. it boots fine it POSTS with no issues and I can access the BIOS. There are a few other things I can try. Take out all the RAM and then see if the motherboard haves a screaming fit and beeps like crazy at me. I shall try this later. I have created a small beep.bat file which consists of the following.

Within CMD I typed in the following command. cd desktop so you create a txt file on your desktop called beep.txt
echo. echo. ^G >> beep.txt
Open the beep.txt file and in there you'll find echo. [] The square represents a BEL tone which is sent to the speaker. I you use Notepad++ it will look like this

@echo off
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Answer:New MB works fine but no beep...?

You could always try holding down a key
on the keyboard while the computer is booting.
The keyboard buffer should fill up and the computer
should start beeping at you.

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I have a 2007 Compaq is Compaq Presario..C555NR. I am very new to this world & have many problems doing the simple things. I can do E-mail & surf the web, otherwise no luck. My p.c. is very,very slow in starting & closing, so like a dummy, I tried a few things today. Not much luck, but now the arrow or cursor will not scroll up or down, I lost something fooling around where I didn't belong. It works o.k. for all the other moves..but..up/down..I tried looking up some help items like from HP, but the tech stuff was too deep for me, I was lost. So I am here asking for some very simple , easy for me to follow ways to solve this..if it's too deep--I;ll drown. Thanks for any help.

Answer:Arrow won't go up or down..otherwise works fine.

Have you tried to reboot the computer? Sometimes rebooting will correct that type of problem.

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My other laptop and my wii are both connected to my belkin router and work fine but my main laptop keeps losing connection can i please get some help out there.........not very tech savvy.

Answer:Everything else works fine except for laptop!

We need specific information to help answer your question so would you please repost this with appropriate answers to the questions that pertain to your problem, so we can better help you fix your problem quickly.

Computer: Brand Name & Model #

Age of system and relevant components if different :

CPU: Brand, speed

Ram: Type, amount, speed

Operating system: Windows 98, 98SE, ME, XP Home, XP Pro, Vista or Other

Do you run Anti-Virus software: Brand Name, version #, is it up to date?

For Video or Graphic problems:

Video Card: Brand Name, type, speed, Chipset, driver version and date

Video settings: resolution, advanced settings

For Internet problems:

Modem: Brand name and date of driver

Type connection: dial-up, cable, sat/DSL, other

Browser: IE, Netscape, Firefox, Sea Monkey and version #

For Network problems:

LAN or ethernet card(s) or adapters: Brand, # of cards

Router: Brand name, type

# machines on network

Network settings and IP configuration

Please state your specific problem and when it started

Did you change anything, install any hardware or software before the problem started?

List any recently installed software

List software running in background ie: anti-virus program, mail programs, backup software.
(Run,msconfig,ok,startup) and what is checked

Any power disruption or incomplete shutdowns

Failed Scandisk/chkdsk or defrag attempts

Use of any “tune-up&... Read more

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I've recently bought the Lenovo Z510 i7, and like anyone here I was also unsatisfied by the partitions pre-deployed by the manufacturers. I made my researches before taking any risks (it was obvious that there is the One Key recovery application that depends on the recovery partition to function properly).I needed to repartition C: and extend it, get another 100GB partition for Ubuntu (I'm a Linux fan BTW) , and a larger personal one.So I took the risk and followed the following thread which seemed risky, rational and helpful : But what I realized that after partitioning and without changing the serial number of the partitions in step (8) I made a test to checkout the functionality of OKR .... and TADAA!!! it worked fine  ; both the lenovo key and the application on windows responded with any issues. Also I tried to start a backup process and it started.But to be honest I have not tried to recover anything (thinking that as long as the backup was initiated, why won't it restore).Finally, I can't assume if this is applicable on all ideapads with latest OKR versions or NOT, so my OKR version is and further research about this version would be great since it seems that lenovo guys have made some changes to allow the application to respond normally toward partitioning. If you came with any results or updates please share, it might be of great bene... Read more

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Hi,I've been experimenting with new designs for my new site and came up with a menu like this after some fiddling with css:click hereas you can see the menu buttons are all the same size and the whole box is the link.I'm working on another project at the moment and thought i'd try and implement that menu into it, and play around with it and see what i got. so i copied the EXACT stylesheet code, and put the same class on the links as done in my site and this is what i get:click hereas you can see, they are quite different!so, does anyone know why its doing this? i've probably missed something stupid out. but i'm getting angry with this now!please ignore the colours, i was just putting in random colours!so any help is great. i probably wont be aable to reply again until tomorow.Thanks,Tom

Answer:css - works fine one place, not the next

For a start you have different body margins. One is set with the following style snippet which should really be written into your main CSS file in the body section:<style type="text/css"><!--body { margin-left: 1px; margin-top: 1px; margin-right: 1px;}--></style>The other page has html coded margins, which is a bit of a no no:<body leftmargin="2" topmargin="2" marginwidth="2">Now, you've also used the table value of height="99%" which is not an acceptable attribute if you are chasing valid code, so that's one thing to look into.You've used broadly similar HTML but both pages break on any browser other than IE. Your first link in Mozilla has the Home and About Me links on one line, slightly hidden by the Photos link on the next line, the wallpapers and links buttons are on the following line followed by Portfolio, then CV, each on their own line and then last there's a long gap of a line or two and your Contact link is all on its own. All the links are the same width as the text in them, so in the case of your CV button, the button is two characters wide.I've only had a brief look at the actual CSS file but there are some issues with it.To my knowledge there is no CSS value for border-align: but you have that included in your CSS file. You have a psuedo-class specified as which is illegal.Let's say you want link's on a menu to do certain things. You create your menu formatting first then you create you menu links, as {CSS stuff in here}.m... Read more

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We have a computer (just so happens to be a dell) that we are having problems with. For some reason it seems to not like windows nt and only windows nt. Two nights ago the computer crashed. When you start windows nt the does some what of a lock up at the windows nt screen. you can still move the mouse but it just sits there. When you try to reinstall, it starts loading the drivers from the cd into the ram. Once it gets to cd-rom file system, the screen flashes and reboots the computer. We have swapped out every piece of hardware except the processor and mb. The computer has absololutly no problem installing windows 2000 or windows xp. I find this a little odd. Any ideas what might cause this?

Answer:cant install nt xp works fine

Do you absolutely HAVE to use NT? If not, use 2000 or XP and be done with it.

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After two days of trying to install 7 pro 64. I worked out that by removing 2gb of ram I was able to install 7 without any problems. Before it would take hours and then eventually give up. If i try to add the other 2gb stick of ram it hangs at the windows logo.

Ive tried 7 32 bit and that worked fine with 4gb. Also vista 64 bit and that was fine also.

Any suggestions?

2.4ghz dual core, corsair ram, asus pn532 something, 1tb sata

Answer:Works fine with 2gb but doesnt work at all with 4gb?

We are discussing this already, as we have many times. Have a look.

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit doesn't support 4GB RAM?

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I just installed a LINKSYS WPSM54G wireless print server and after a few problems have it working. But what is now happening is that my firewall is handling more traffic than usual. (The wall is zone alarm so the blinking red and green icon seems OK for the holdays ).

What I found (via system event viewer) was that every 3 seconds my printer was pausing and then unpausing. The LINKSYS people say that it's suppose to work like that !
Any other ideas?

Ted R.

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I am here just to say that Windows 10 works fine on OptiPlex 780 SFF without any problem and even without drivers issue !

Answer:Windows 10 works fine on OptiPlex 780 SFF

Interesting: thanks for the info.

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My form using htm form and php handler needs two clicks of submit button. On first click the php address appears in the I.E. address bar, on 2nd click the form is sent.I can't see why this happens, any clues please?Awestruck

Answer:PHP/HTM form works fine but needs two clicks

seeing the code. Presumably you've checked it thoroughly?

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I've just completed my first pc build:

i5 4690k
Msi z97 gaming 3 mobo
Corsair 430w psu(plan to eventually upgrade)
Seagate 1Tb hdd
Corsair vengeance RAM (x2 4gb sticks)

I've installed Windows 8 pro on the machine, the whole thing works great except for one issue: the USB ports can't recognize any devices, except in One weird case which I'll describe in a moment. Currently I am using an old ps/2 keyboard to navigate windows. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling all devices, updating all drivers for my hubs/controllers/etc, unplugging the front panel connections in case it's a power issue, clearing cmos, still no change. Every time I plug in a device it gives me a code 43. Here's the weird part: The onmy way I can get the machine to recognize a usb device is when I have a usb keyboard/mouse/whatever plugged in, And then I insert my flash drive. The computer will then recognize the drive and I'm able to navigate it normally, inspect the files and such. The only USB device this works for is that flash drive, the usb keyboard and mouse stay unrecognized and listed as unknown devices in device manager. If the flash drive is inserted by itself before another device, or completely solo, it is not recognized and shows up as an unknown device as well.I am totally stumped, begging for a fix to this.

Answer:New build works fine, except USB ports

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I got a little problem getting the static ip configuration to work on one of the Windows 7 machine, DHCP works but i need to be static. Here is the layout of my network:

1. Modem conected to:

2. 4 port wireless router conected to:

3. 8 port SMC giga switch conected to:
3a. Windows 7 computer - static ip
3b. WinXP computer - static ip
3c. Network printer - static ip
3d. Network camera - static ip
3e. 5 port SMC giga switch

3e. The 5 port SMC giga switch conected to:
3ei: WinXP computer - static ip
3eii. Windows 7 computer - with two lan cards
Lan card 1: its a 10/100 card that works both in DHCP and static form. (its disabled right now)
Lan card 2: ITs a 10/100/1000 card that only seems to work in DHCP form. Once i set it up as static, the computer wont see the network (without connection).

1. Both Windows 7 boxes are configured the same way except the ip number of course.
2. The ip range on the network is in the
3. Gateway and Primary DNS:
4. Subnet:
5. I have disabled IPv6 (read in forums that might help) still doesnt work.

I have ran out of ideas.. :s

Answer:W7: DHCP works fine, but NO Static IP

I assume you tried various static ip addresses within that subnet and are keeping track of which ones you are using. Have you tried connecting the pc directly to your router?

Also, consider disabling dhcp on your router.

Does your adapter ip settings look similar to this?

Out of curiosity, what is the make of the LAN card and what drivers are you using? Windows or OEM?

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My xp is dead I cant do anything without alt+shift+del

when I refresh it says Documents and settings is not accessible

No taskbar, nothing totally blank screen.

But when I start my laptop with Safe mode everything comes but everything comes in big size.

Answer:Why in safe mode my Xp works fine ?

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I have an IDE to USB adapter which is over ten years old. It works on my Windows 7 laptop but not on my Windows 10 desktop. My Windows 10 desktop shows a drive letter under My Computer for a short time but it doesn't give a volume name or capacity and the drive letter disappears after a short time.

How can I get information from my Windows 7 laptop to help me get the adapter to work with my Windows 10 desktop? If I go into Device Manager in Windows 7, I see the model number of whatever IDE drive I connect followed by USB but really I think I'm interested in the driver that makes the converter work?

The converter doesn't have a model number although the PCB has U235 REV.C printed on it. There is an IC chip with CL811USB 0351MHGA6-24 on it and I can find information on the CL811USB controller but nothing indicating that there is a driver for Windows 10. Would it make sense to try to extract the driver being used on Windows 7 and install it on Windows 10?

Answer:Trying to use old IDE to USB adapter (works fine on Win7)

Do you have a brand name for your adapter?

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Ok, after updating XFire and getting a typical "Memory can't be read" error, my internet on my XP Machine stops working. So far, i've tried a virus scan (with weeks-old definitions) and Ad-Aware (again, weeks-old definitions), and a uninstall/reinstall of my NIC (Intel Pro/1000 CT) and it does not want to detect the connection at all.

In addition, my computer in general has just gotten "slow" considering its not breaking a sweat, and its a P4 2.80 GHz. It takes a few seconds just to start a program which would take a split second. I'm assuming this is tied in with the internet problem, or this is the cause.

I would really appreciate the help, you all seem like nice people.

Further specs:

Intel P4 2.80 GHz HT
ATI Radeon 9800 XT
Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS
Intel Pro/1000 CT NIC
2 80GB Hard drives
Toshiba PCX1100 Cable Modem
Comcast cable internet

Please give me a hand, I would appreciate it.

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Hi, this my first time posting and I really would refrain from bothering people if I could, but I've been having this issue with my wireless for the last month so I thought perhaps someone could help.

The OS is a Windows XP home.

I go into IPCONFIG/ALL and it tells me that my wireless is disconnected

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers.
I've tried going into the router (it's a NETGEAR MR814) IP, and I've added it to the list of devices that can connect to it, but it's not working. It just... won't work. It's not that there's a security lock on my router because I've disabled it and it still wouldn't work.

So now I'm completely befuddled, and disheartened, and on the verge of just taking apart my machine were it not for the ethernet connection. Can someone please help?


Answer:Ethernet works fine, Not Wireless

First try going into network property and see if you can see it.
If you see something like "Local Area connection 2" with wireless network card, right click on the icon and view available network/connection.
If you see your wireless router setting, highlight and click "Connect".

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This has happened to me in a few builds, Windows works fine, or at least fairly well, until I reboot or shut down my computer. When it restarts or I turn it back on, it won't boot into Windows. 15007 is one of those builds.

The last time this happened I was able to reset my computer and keep my files. This time when I choose to reset, it tells me it is unable to reset.

My BIOS will POST and then I get the dots circling and that's it. Windows won't boot. So I hit my reset button on my computer a few times and the Windows troubleshooting menu will come up. I've tried the different options, it won't repair, can't boot into safe mode (goes to Automatic repair instead which doesn't work), so like last time, I had to resort to resetting. Except this time when I try to reset it says "There was a problem resetting your PC. No changes were made".

So, I downloaded the ISO. Went into the BIOS and booted from my USB stick (downloaded and created a bootable USB stick on my laptop). It gives me the following message: "It looks like you started an upgrade and booted from installation media. If you want to continue with the upgrade, remove the media from your PC and click Yes. If you want to perform a clean installation instead, click No."

If I remove the USB stick and click yes, it restarts and goes back to the circling dots. If I click no, it goes to the Windows install screen (select Language, Time and currency, and Keyboard). Here I can cho... Read more

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I installed OfficeJet 6830 software with my replacement refurbished printer that HP sent.  Can print but cannot scan.  HP troubleshoot doesn't help

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Hi wheres the best place to get nero 6 and does it work fine for the f20!!

Answer:Qosmio F20: Nero - Does it works fine?

> Hi wheres the best place to get nero 6
You have to buy it.

> does it work fine for the f20!!
I don't see any difficulties why it doesn't work.
I use the Nero on my notebook (no Qosmio) and it works properly

Check also this posting:

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Just installed SP 3 on fine so far ..none of the reported no start bugs or any kind...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:43:14 AM, on 6/15/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\BitDefender\BitDefender Update Service\livesrv.exe
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2009\vsserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\BitDefender\BitDefender Arrakis Server\bin\Arrakis3.exe
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2009\bdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\CStartup\CSRegAlarm.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
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Help... Firefox is fine to surf the web, but we need IE for work related stuff. IE gives a port error, avgfree doesn't find anything, mbam found and resolved two issues and won't update. Latest update was 8/3.

IE doesn't connect, spybot and adaware doesn't load?

Please help.



Answer:no IE, no Mbam updates but FF works fine

Some types of malware will disable Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it first.Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file file and rename it to mysetup.exe.Double-click on mysetup.exe to start the installation.If that did not work, then try renaming and changing the file extension. <- click this link if you do not see the file extensionRight-click on the mbam-setup.exe file, rename it to mysetup and change the .exe extension to .scr, .com, .pif, or .bat.Then double-click on mysetup.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to begin installation.If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files.Right-click on mbam.exe, rename it to myscan.exe.Double-click on myscan.exe to launch the program.If that did not work, then try renaming and change the .exe extension in the same way as noted above.Double-click on myscan.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to launch the program.If using Windows Vista, refer to How to Change a File Extension in Windows Vista.Be sure to update MBAM through the program's interface (preferable method) or manually download the definition updates and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Then perform a Quick Scan in normal mode and check all items found for removal. Don't forgot to reboot afterwards. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. When done, click the Logs ta... Read more

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I have an acer aspire one nav50

this computer had 1gb of ram so i figured id upgrade it to 2 gb ( only has 1 slot).

I never had a BSOD , but when i tested the 1gb of ram with memtest it failed and found lots of errors. Even with that in mind i never ran accross problems with it.

So i buy a ( 2gb ) stick to sort of improve the overall function of the laptop, i install it and load it up windows , bios reads it fine with no issues. Out of curiosity i run memtest to see if this one won't run across any errors.

45% through the test and then it too gets errors, which is odd because this seems to work otherwise without issues.

I am using pc2-6400s-666 memory on the laptop

Answer:Memory tests bad but works fine?

Give Memtest86+ a try and see if it finds any errors.

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OK, so I upgraded to Win 7 and then started noticing that my NIC card goes out .. it will not read any wireless networks until i restart my computer. I was on the phone with Dell for 2hrs updating my drivers.. it still happens. I've noticed it more when I play World of Warcraft  then anyother time I can be on it for 20 to 30 min and then it just goes out. I want to verify that its not my NIC or a virus before I determine that its a prob with WOW.Inspiron 1420, Intel Core 2 Duo [email protected], 3gb of Ram, 32 bit Win 7 Home PremiumNic is Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN mini-card  driver is 10/1/2008 Netlink Fast Ethernetdisplay Mobile intel 965 Express ChipsetAVG  Free is my antivirus, I use Windows Firewall, here is my hijack this logLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:20:21 AM, on 10/31/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18828)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DellDock.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exeC:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXEC:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\DellTPad\ApMsgFwd.exeC:\Windows\System32\wpcumi.exeC:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Progra... Read more

Answer:Nic card goes out then after restart works fine until it goes out again

Virii won't affect hardware...Get a new NIC card for 15 Bucks and be done with it.They do go bad...

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Hi there

It's a reliable source so I don't have any issues with this particular developer -- if you want to try and run an "Unofficial" but working XP SP4 then it's available here in this link Discussion Board :: View topic - Starting a Windows XP Service Pack 4 Project.

Test this stuff as always on a VM rather than on a REAL machine. It's working fine for me.

I have a load of old legacy hardware so I do need to keep an XP machine around for a while yet -- such hardware as a VINYL cutting machine and studio (for creating VINYL records - actually VINYL is beginning to make a bit of a come back too - so I'm glad I kept this business as a hobby !!), some Minidisc recorders - great at GIGS etc for live recordings -- quality fabulous and it's much easier to change standard batteries than the builtin stuff in modern recorders - those older recorders are extremely high quality as they were used a lot in professional recording - especially on the road. I've also got a blue print machine, an old but excellent high quality photo and negative scanner etc so my XP machine is likely to outlast BOTH windows 7 and windows 8 !!!!.

I have some more legacy hardware too and a PHOTOSHOP license -- not going in for ADOBE's Subscription model. The version of Photoshop I have on my XP VM runs just fine - I don't need the absolute latest version as I can use the Camera software to convert the RAW files to things the older version of PHOTOSHOP handles.


Answer:Windows XP unofficial SP4 - Works fine in a VM

What's that?

Wait... XP SP4?!

They can't be serious with this stuff... MS looking?

Should be interesting though, as a VM of course.


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Just thought I'd let you guys know that the Wacom Intuos4 graphics pad works a treat on W7

- straight out of the box, too..

Answer:WACOM Intuos 4 works fine..

You aren't using the Wacom Drivers with the software where it lets you customize the tablet and Pen per app, etc?

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I have an annoying issue with my internet connection. From time to time i can't connect to Steam, or download from torrents (I'm mentioning torrents becuase there might be a connection). I share the internet with 10 other people all of them connected mostly via wi-fi. Is is possible that the connection is too low to connect to the already mentioned above servers? There is nothing wrong with my pc or internet settings because it works fine for a week and then all of a sudden not. Once we tried to hard reset the main router and after that it worked just fine.
Realy don't know what might be the reason and I would love to finally find out what's causing it.
The router is
The modem is provided by austrian telecom company and is this one Pirelli PRG AV4202N

Thank you all for any help.

Answer:Internet works fine still cannot connect

It is possible that it could be a network congestion. Does your computer wireless adapter display any diagnostic as to why the connection was lost?

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I've got a little unusual problem that I've been trying to figure out all day.

I rarely turn off my pc, or even reboot it. For no particular reason I decided to turn off my PC this morning and about one hour later I came back to turn it on, only that it now refuses to turn on.

The first thing I was able to notice was an usual whistling noise which turned out to be coming from my hard drive. After unplugging my hard drive, the PC turned on fine and worked like a cham (of course it didn't load up XP since there was nothing to load)

Since I have two PCs in the house I tried plugging the hard drive into my other PC and wouldn't ya know it, it worked fine. I even swapped the power source and my computer worked normally, however the power source on my second pc isn't the greatest and my PC started turning off every 30 mins or so (I'm guessing it was over heating, the PSU was really hot)

Even stranger, since I had the PSU that was causing the problems in my second PC I decided to plug in the HDD to see if the PSU was the problem and the hard drive worked. Apon changing PSU's back to my main PC the hard drive was giving the error I started out with.

I'll try being a little more specific with the problem. The computer never starts, it doesn't even get to the bios, it just constantly reboots. Once I power up the PC my HD spins for less then a second, then stops (also makes an odd whistling noise which it normally doesn't make), my CDrom also spins for a split second but ... Read more

Answer:HDD stops pc from starting up, works fine under different PSU

Id say definatly the PSU is to blame. If you tried swapping your HD's and it worked fine in another PC, then the PSU's to blame. Are you sure the whistling is the HD and not the PSU, ive had whilstling PSU's before.

PSU's are always going wrong, if they over heat due to overloading then they will stop working due to the trip switch. (hence the restarting ever 30 mins, please tell me if i have read this wrong)

You say you have already swapped the PSU for another one, from your other pc, was that the one resarting every 30 mins? If so then your overloading the PSU, thus overheating and then the restart to try and save its life. If you did not swap it, then your original PSU has gone wrong and needs to be replaced anyhow.

I know this is a load of crap, but im thinking that suggesting things is better then keeping quite and not getting the problem solved.

Hope you get it fixed.


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So far you guys here at & have never failed to give me great answers or ideas. As always, I do my best on my end to search for my answer before I submit a new post. Well, I just cant find any answers through searching here, OR google that has helped me.
So my web browser's works fine, all 3 in fact (Chrome,Firefox, Explorer) however, when I open my steam app (gaming program) it keeps telling me it is not establishing any internet service and to check my settings. I opened up origin and it works fine! another related note, My Nvidia Gforce Experience App that keeps tabs on latest updates for my Video card, tells me there is a new update. but when I press the green download button, it also tells me I have no internet connection... I searched under my allowed programs & apps in my firewall settings and its squeaky clean... I then did a system restore and used a restore point from 2 days ago when I know for a fact everything was running great, I still get same results. So that's it fellas. anyone have any idea what the hell is going on here? Thank you all as always for taking this time to read my problems.

Answer:Web Browsers works fine but STEAM APP still no web con.

A few others I know as well as me had this same problem last night. What we did was reboot and then opened steam and steam opened right up.

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I have been having an issue on several computers lately where IE8 will not display a webpage. As soon as I close the troubleshooter the page loads right up. This has happened on new computers and old. I just installed windows 7 professional on a brand new computer and IE8 is having the same exact problems. What does this mean?

Answer:IE8 cannot display webpage, but then works just fine

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A technician came to install a new video card yesterday, and in the process replaced my front chassis fan with a better one.

The computer was on all day yesterday afterwards, so I just noticed this now:

Shortly after turning the computer on and before Windows loads, I get a message that says "Front Fan Failure. Press F1 to continue or F2 to enter Setup".

I pressed F1 and I'm using the computer fine.

The front fan is the fan the technician replaced. The new fan IS working (I can hear it and Everest Home Edition reports it spinning)... perhaps a setting needs to be changed for the computer to recognize this fan?

It would be an annoyance having to hit F1 every time I want to boot up Windows now.

Please let me know how to get rid of this error message.

Answer:Fan Failure Message (but the fan works fine)

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The web page does not display the content in IE 7... and the link to css i

Please help.

Answer:Does not display web page in IE 7, but works fine in IE 8

did you try deleting the temporary internet files in your ie7.

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I have an HP Presario with Windows Vista. I can not get it to boot up. It starts to come on and all light start flashing as if coming up then it goes down. I thought perhaps the battery wasn't holding a charge or my adapter wires had a short. However, I have checked both out with another computer and all is working fine. Any pointers as to why my computer only flashes lighs on the keyboard as if trying to boot up? Nothing has appeared on the monitor.Thanks,agenda

Answer:Can't boot up and battery works fine

Try removing the battery and hold the power switch on for 10 seconds, release power button. Then plug in the power adapter and connect to laptop without the battery, turn on.If no boot, follow this: luck.

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I have Tempro version 3.3 on Windows7 64 bit with Satellite L850.
The Tempro is only able to show alerts, but clicking on the Alert Details button leads to a redirect to a URL has no any information or downloads related to the alert. Indeed it redirects to a welcome page:

I don't know how to make tempro works fine? and how to make the links to the resources works fine?!

Answer:How to make Tempro works fine?


Different Tempro versions have been released for Win Vista, Win 7 as well as Win 8

This is a link to the official Tempro website:

All details and additional help regarding Tempro tool can be found here:

But to be honest I would recommend you to use the Toshiba service station.
This Toshiba tool is similar to Tempro and it provides you all information about new Toshiba software and tools update as well as the notebook.

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This is weird.
Cable internet works fine when I go straight from the modem to the computer ethernet port.
However, if I do anything through a router I can barely get a signal or a connection even to google.
Here's what I've tried so far....
I have a Belkin45 Router and a Netgear WGR614 Router
I have gone straight from the cable modem through each router into the ethernet port of the computer...nothing
I have gone from the modem to the router and used my Netgear wireless USB and I get a signal from the router, I scan the network and find the router no problem but still can not connect to the internet. Did this with each router and found each one no problem.
I have tried 6 different cables
I keep getting server not found or time outs.
Like I said, weird.

Answer:Internet works fine...until going through router

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Make and model of the broadband modem.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Make/model of network card or wireless adapter.
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP2, Vista, etc.

Let's try this with either of the routers:

Reset the router to factory defaults by holding the reset button down for 15 seconds with power on.
Turn off everything, the modem, router, computer.
Connect the modem to the router's WAN/Internet port.
Connect the computer to one of the router's LAN/Network ports.
Turn on the modem, wait for a steady connect light.
Turn on the router, wait for two minutes.
Boot the computer.


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I'm running Windows XP, Service Pack 3, 2002 version, Internet Explorer 8. Whenever I try and run Internet Explorer, it says that it can't display the page, for whatever reason, suggesting I diagnose connection problems. I've uninstalled all the toolbars I can find, but that doesn't help a bit. Yet I can properly browse the internet perfectly fine with Firefox 3.5.

It's worth noting two things: I recently had a virus infect the computer, posing as antispyware, which I had to wrestle with for an entire morning before Spybot S&D got rid of it. The second is that the MSHTML.DLL (when i use the command regsvr32 mshtml.dll in the Run window) "loads, but the DLLRegisterServer entry point was not found. This file can not be registered."

Is there anything I can do about this? Any more information you might need?

Answer:IE8 won't work, but Firefox works fine

I actually fixed the problem myself:

I went to 'Internet Options' -> 'Connections' -> 'LAN Settings' -> and unchecked the proxy server option. Worked like a charm. (however, I think this is only for some types of internet connections. As in, it might not work for everyone, but probly will)

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I have downloaded 6.2 and still have 4.2. I have tried to delete 4.2 but it won't dump to bin as it says there is a file in use. The same file appears in the 6.2 folder. I have deinstalled 6.2 and tried again to no avail.6.2 works OK but if I sign out 4.2 seems to sign me in. I also have the problem that 6.2 signs in then signs out saying I have logged in on a different computer - then I have to log in again!Any ideas?

Answer:messenger 6.2 works fine but can't delete 4.2

These are actually two different programs click here

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Hi all, Please bear with me, I have tried a number of methods to fix my problem and have come here for some possible support. I have a new L420 and I wished to upgrade the HDD to an SSD. I purchased an OCZ 180GB SATA II SSD. Took out the old HDD and installed the new SSD, everything appeared fine and I processed to install Windows 7 64bit from a bootable USB drive. Everything was fine until the install needed to restart the laptop. I would get a 'Operating system not found' error from the BIOS. I rebooted the machine and booted from the USB drive again. Restarting the installation it appeared that nothing had been put on the SSD. It said that the drive was unformatted, despite selecting the Format option during the first install (2 drives where created, a 100MB SYSTEM drive and 167GB PRIMARY drive). I tried the windows DVD and got the same problem. I managed to get windows installed and working after using the Recovery Console and formatting the drive BEFORE starting the installation. Formatting it this way made just 1 partition of 167GB, named SYSTEM. All appeared fine and I turned the machine off for the night. Next morning I turned it on, all was ok, but then I rebooted the machine. Got the 'Operating system not found error' again. The problem now is that the drive not longer appears in the BIOS. I have put the SSD into my desktop and it detects and works fine. I was also able to be made the bootable drive for the desktop.I... Read more

Answer:L420 - SSD works fine in other PC/laptops but not here?

Welcome to the forum!
Nothing to do with your ThinkPad and everything to do with OCZ.
There are many posts all over the web describing issues similar to one you've experienced with OCZ SSDs.
I'd be willing to bet that if you were to attempt the install using an Intel SSD, you'd have no problem.
BTW, I own both Intel and OCZ SSDs personally. My opinion on the latter can't be properly expressed on this forum, but it's NOT a good one, let's leave it as that...
Good luck.

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I currently have Win Vista Business. its a 32 bit os. My system says I am compatible to run a 64 bit system. So I went and downloaded the new win 7 64bit, burned iso to disc, then unplugged my hdd and hooked up a new1TB drive to partition. It gets to the loading drivers and white line loads across screen then I get the new screen saying error. Something about source and an error that my configuration may have changed recently, would I like to try again or quit. shows a status starting with x0

It should work if my system says its 64bit capable.

I download the win 7 32 bit and it went through like a charm. But I dont want 32 bit I prefer to start out with 64 bit.

Could it be something with my system? operator error? or just bad iso file. Ive been back and forth for two days.

Has anyone else run into this problem?


Answer:error wem intalling win 7 64 bit but 34 bit works fine

Hi webhead1,
What CPU is it?
If that 1tb hard drive is brand new, it needs formating before you can use it.

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Hello all, Yesterday I was carrying my Y480 when my water bottle opened and spilled all over my laptop.  It had my battery in.  I didn't know that water was on it until I plugged in my adaptor and it wouldn't turn on.  I saw the power button blinking, the power light red, and the battery light white.  I took apart my laptop, and found water undernealth the keyboard.  Not a lot of water but still.  I dried it up as much as I can, let it sit and plugged it back in.  It worked fine.   I was wondering if I should still call Lenovo's warranty service and see if they should do something about this.  For the time being it works, but I haven't turned it on for the past 11 hours.  I only have the 1 year limited warranty. What are your thoughts?

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Hi ive jut posted my first website click here and everything works fine until you try and veiw it in firefox when only a bare skeleton of it i shown.any help would be greatly appreciatedScott

Answer:my website works fine in IE but not in firefox?

I've not tried GoDaddy, but had good results with M/S Office Live click here. You can take your Domain with you.You may find it easier, plus they have a terrific forum click hereOne of my sites click here.

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Ok... previous problem fixed... I'm pretty sure I have malware... i will post a hijack this log in the appropriate place.

Thanks! IPJ

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Hi there,

Not sure if this should be a networking or a operating system question, I guess it's a little of both.

Here's what's happening. I have a cable modem going to a wireless router. My PC(1) is plugged by wire into the router; another pc(2) and Mac Powerbook running wireless. Everything was running great until roommate was using PC1 a couple days ago. Now PC1 will not connect to anything but PC2 and laptop run fast and fine on wireless. I have cleaned with SpyBot and Ad-Aware, as well as Avg in Safe Mode and nothing comes up (usually that's all I have to do to fix it). I checked winipcfg and my network adapter is there with an ip address but if i release, it will not find another ip to renew. Also tried to restore to a couple days ago, no dice.

Here's where it get's weird. If I click just about any folder (my computer, my documents, my network), I get a fatel errod saying that Explorer has made a fatel error and will shut down. I click okay and it just goes back to the desktop, but doesn't shut down.

Roommate talked to ISP tech support (before i knew about the issue) and they were no help aside form wanting to send someone out, which i know is a waste of time since the connection to the modme is fine and that's all they will touch.

Anybody have any ideas? Computer with issue is running Win 98SE (I know I sucks but i never use it anymore...that's why rommmate was using it. haha).

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I have two computers, one in my playroom and one in my room. I recently used a systems recovery disc on my computer and erased everything. But now i have no internet, but the internet on the playroom computer works fine.

I'm not really good with computers but i have a linksys modem from comcast and has an ethernet cable hooked up to the computer in the playroom to my computer in my room and it says that the modem is disconnected.

anyone know how to get my internet back on my computer? =\

using windows xp on both computers

Answer:Modem works fine but can't connect?

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Hey ho,

So my internet connection seems a little screwy. I can browse most of the net fine, but when it comes to CERTAIN websites, i get the standard "Page Cannot be Displayed" error in IE, and Firefox's "The connection was refused when attempting to connect to"

Now, MOST sites work, but some very common ones, like,, and some others just cant connect. I CAN ping them though, and others can ping me.

so what gives?

Answer:Can't Get To Certain Websites (but ping works fine)?!!?

Check your hosts file. While checking what the virus did in your previous post, it seems to modify the hosts file so that you can't get to places like anti-virus websites. You should be able to do a search for it. or it should be located in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc. It shouldn't be hidden.

Edit the file with notepad and I am betting that you'll find that things like symantec and grisoft (and others) are directed to, you'll have to change those.

More info here and I think there is a thread around called hosts file madness that lists a lot of stuff to look for.

edit: I think that you can just delete the offending lines or enter the correct info for them.

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I am so lost, I have tried everything I can to try to figure this problem out. I have switched out videocards, reset my CMOS, formatted and re installed Windows 7 but still have the same problem. Troubleshooting this problem has been really slow since each time I go to try something new I need to wait until the next day for it to happen. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

**Also I have noticed this thread is very similar to my problem
BSOD on start up, atikmdag.sys, dxgkrnl.sys, dxgmms1.sys

PROBLEM FIXED Replaced powerstrip and everything works fine.

Answer:BSOD After every startup. Works fine until the next day.


System Optimisers

Please remove the following software:

Start Menu\Programs\TuneUp Utilities 2013 Public:Start Menu\Programs\TuneUp Utilities 2013 Public
Start Menu\Programs\TuneUp Utilities 2013\All functions Public:Start Menu\Programs\TuneUp Utilities 2013\All functions Public
This software is a known cause of BSOD's. The windows 7 operating system does not require these registry cleaning software. They often tune-down rather than tune-up and can wreck the OS beyond repair. Microsoft have improved Windows 7 significantly and it is much better at organising and optimising itself than its predecessors. Check this, this and this thread for evidence. If you feel the need to use a registry cleaning or optimisation software, most of us recommend the use of CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download but make sure you back up the registry before making letting ccleaner delete anything. 10 Tips on How to Properly Maintain Your Computer

Please run these tests and report back the results

1. SFC /scannow to check windows for corruption - SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
2. Disk check for errors on the hard drive - Disk Check
3. Troubleshoot applications by a clean boot - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
4. Memtest86+ paying close attention to part 3 - RAM - Test with Memtest86+
5. Hard drive test from HDD mfg website - Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

This is for information purposes only. Th... Read more

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So how do I find what's blocking the pop-ups (java applets included!!!) on my ie6?? I've got spybot search and destroy on here as well as adaware but I don't see any place in those programs where there's an ad blocker enabled? How can I find whats doing this!!???*****^^^! I've got the latest java from sun ms. and in my browser options under advanced, all the right boxes checked....

tia, mitch

Answer:No Java! when I use ie6 but mozilla works fine!

You didn't give an specs. Have you made the jump to SP2? It has a built in pop-up blocker for ie.

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